2017 Phase 01: Research

Phase 01: Research

1. Learn to use a range of 3d printing software, machines and processes.
2. Execute simple 3d printed details in multiple materials
3. Complete a survey of technologies past, present, future from a range of disciplines. 


Part 1. Flashforge Creator Pro 3d Printer

During class we will do a hands-on 3d printing software and hardware demo. Most of the info we will cover today can be found on the Flashforge Creator Pro 3d Printer Wiki

Homework 1

Complete the tutorials that are linked on the Flashforge Creator Pro 3d Printer Wiki called Tutorial: Grasshopper > Rhino > Makerware Meshes

You should change / alter / hack the design so that you are doing something unique. Please come to the 2/6 class with three small 3d printed bricks with the approximate dimesnions of 2” x 2” x 2” tall PLA.

Materials: Please purchase 2 roles of PLA 1.75 mm filament –  (here are the Adafruit or the eBay link)



Part 2. Reading / Research

Begin research into history of 3d Printing in general, the 3d printing within Architecture. Prepare two 11x17 PDF slides of examples that are of interest to you. One should be from outside architecture, one should be from Architecture.

A few resources:
1. https://individual.troweprice.com/staticFiles/Retail/Shared/PDFs/3D_Printing_Infographic_FINAL.pdf
2. https://3dprintingindustry.com/3d-printing-basics-free-beginners-guide/history/
3. https://www.dezeen.com/2013/05/21/3d-printing-architecture-print-shift/